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Gun Ownership Is Seeing Explosive Growth Among Black Women …

Black women are investing in firearms in a big way.

We told you not long ago that black gun ownership has risen dramatically since Election Day, that the National African American Gun Association has doubled its membership in just a few months.

It turns out that women are doing their part to swell the rolls.

“Minority women are definitely increasing in numbers,” Rick Ector, a Detroit firearms instructor, told Fox News. “Women overall — in particular, minority women — are looking towards guns to protect themselves against crime.”

Stacey Washington, a black conservative columnist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, agrees, “I believe the reason we’re seeing more women of color joining this movement to use firearms is because they’re realizing this in not a political issue. It really never has been. It’s about personal safety and protection.”

Washington was recently suspended for running an article

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Gun Ownership Is Seeing Explosive Growth Among Black Women

Black women are investing in firearms in a big way.

We told you not long ago that black gun ownership has risen dramatically since Election Day, that the National African American Gun Association has doubled its membership in just a few months.

It turns out that women are doing their part to swell the rolls.

“Minority women are definitely increasing in numbers,” Rick Ector, a Detroit firearms instructor, told Fox News. “Women overall — in particular, minority women — are looking towards guns to protect themselves against crime.”

Stacey Washington, a black conservative columnist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, agrees, “I believe the reason we’re seeing more women of color joining this movement to use firearms is because they’re realizing this in not a political issue. It really never has been. It’s about personal safety and protection.”

Washington was recently suspended for running an article

Read more at: https://blavity.com/gun-ownership-black-women-explosive-growth

More black women turning to guns for self-defense | Fox News

Firearms instructors are reporting an increase in the number of black women learning how to use guns in self-defense courses around the country — and the reasons are varied.

“Minority women are definitely increasing in numbers,” Rick Ector, a firearms instructor, said of attendees at his weekly course just outside of Detroit.

“Women overall — in particular, minority women — are looking toward guns to protect themselves against crime,” Ector told Fox News. “Women are definitely drivers in the market right now.”

Other cities, like Savannah, Dallas and Cincinnati, have also seen an uptick in the number of minority women signing up for gun-training courses.

In Georgia, for instance, trainer Marchelle Tigner referred to the observation as a “movement” in an interview with the Guardian newspaper.

Tigner, who launched Trigger Happy Firearm Instruction in November, told the paper she had to expand room in her classes, which sold out after promoting them through social

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/10/more-black-women-turning-to-guns-for-self-defense.html

More black women turning to guns for self-defense

Firearms instructors are reporting an increase in the number of black women learning how to use guns in self-defense courses around the country — and the reasons are varied.

“Minority women are definitely increasing in numbers,” Rick Ector, a firearms instructor, said of attendees at his weekly course just outside of Detroit.

“Women overall — in particular, minority women — are looking toward guns to protect themselves against crime,” Ector told Fox News. “Women are definitely drivers in the market right now.”

Other cities, like Savannah, Dallas and Cincinnati, have also seen an uptick in the number of minority women signing up for gun-training courses.

In Georgia, for instance, trainer Marchelle Tigner referred to the observation as a “movement” in an interview with the Guardian newspaper.

Tigner, who launched Trigger Happy Firearm Instruction in November, told the paper she had to expand room in her classes, which sold out after promoting them through social

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/10/more-black-women-turning-to-guns-for-self-defense.html

Man indicted on murder charge in shooting of black teen

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) A West Virginia man accused of fatally shooting a black teenager after the two bumped into each other and exchanged words has been indicted on a murder charge.

Media report a Kanawha County grand jury handed down the indictment on Thursday against 62-year-old William Ronald Pulliam, who is white, in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old James Means.

Police say the teen had a BB gun in his waistband but nothing in his hands when he was shot in the chest and in the back November. Police have said Pulliam showed no remorse and told investigators, “That’s another piece of trash off the street.”

Pulliam has said that he shot in self-defense after he felt threatened.

Court documents say Pulliam will be arraigned on April 24.

Read more at: http://www.njherald.com/article/20170331/AP/303319831

Man indicted on murder charge in shooting of black teen – New …

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) A West Virginia man accused of fatally shooting a black teenager after the two bumped into each other and exchanged words has been indicted on a murder charge.

Media report a Kanawha County grand jury handed down the indictment on Thursday against 62-year-old William Ronald Pulliam, who is white, in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old James Means.

Police say the teen had a BB gun in his waistband but nothing in his hands when he was shot in the chest and in the back November. Police have said Pulliam showed no remorse and told investigators, “That’s another piece of trash off the street.”

Pulliam has said that he shot in self-defense after he felt threatened.

Court documents say Pulliam will be arraigned on April 24.

Read more at: http://www.njherald.com/article/20170331/AP/303319831

White man, 62, who shot dead black teen is indicted

A West Virginia man accused of fatally shooting a black teenager after the two bumped into each other and exchanged words has been indicted on a murder charge.

A Kanawha County grand jury handed down the indictment on Thursday against 62-year-old William Ronald Pulliam, who is white, in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old James Means, according to Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Police say the teen had a BB gun in his waistband but nothing in his hands when he was shot in the chest and in the back on November 21. 

Police have said Pulliam showed no remorse and told investigators: ‘That’s another piece of trash off the street.’

Pulliam has denied he said this. He said that he shot in self-defense after he felt threatened.

James Means

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4368794/White-man-62-shot-dead-black-teen-indicted.html

White man, 62, who shot dead black teen during argument outside Dollar General store is indicted for murder

A West Virginia man accused of fatally shooting a black teenager after the two bumped into each other and exchanged words has been indicted on a murder charge.

A Kanawha County grand jury handed down the indictment on Thursday against 62-year-old William Ronald Pulliam, who is white, in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old James Means, according to Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Police say the teen had a BB gun in his waistband but nothing in his hands when he was shot in the chest and in the back on November 21. 

Police have said Pulliam showed no remorse and told investigators: ‘That’s another piece of trash off the street.’

Pulliam has denied he said this. He said that he shot in self-defense after he felt threatened.

James Means

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Man indicted on murder charge in shooting of black teen

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of fatally shooting a black teenager after the two bumped into each other and exchanged words has been indicted on a murder charge.

Media report a Kanawha County grand jury handed down the indictment on Thursday against 62-year-old William Ronald Pulliam, who is white, in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old James Means.

Police say the teen had a BB gun in his waistband but nothing in his hands when he was shot in the chest and in the back November. Police have said Pulliam showed no remorse and told investigators, “That’s another piece of trash off the street.”

Pulliam has said that he shot in self-defense after he felt threatened.

Court documents say Pulliam will

Read more at: http://wtop.com/national/2017/03/man-indicted-on-murder-charge-in-shooting-of-black-teen/

Man indicted on murder charge in shooting of black teen

A West Virginia man accused of fatally shooting a black teenager after the two bumped into each other and exchanged words has been indicted on a murder charge.

Media report a Kanawha County grand jury handed down the indictment on Thursday against 62-year-old William Ronald Pulliam, who is white, in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old James Means.

Police say the teen had a BB gun in his waistband but nothing in his hands when he was shot in the chest and in the back November. Police have said Pulliam showed no remorse and told investigators, “That’s another piece of trash off the street.”

Pulliam has said that he shot in self-defense after he felt threatened.

Court documents say Pulliam will be arraigned on April 24.

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/31/man-indicted-on-murder-charge-in-shooting-black-teen.html